TORONTO- Two 2nd period PP Goals had the Stars taking a 2-0 lead into the last period, when Sven Baertschi beat Reimer to cut lead in half! But the story of this game was the Star’s special teams, as halfway thru period three, James Van Riemsdyk took a cross-checking penalty, then Brad Marchand & Leaf’s Goalie Jake Allen were fencing each other , but Allen got the only call, slashing to put Leafs two men short! On the ensuing 5 on 3, Jacob Silfverberg scored, then Mike Hoffman scored with Toronto still a man short! Stars go 4/4 on the Power-Play & fight off four chances by the Leafs in the game for a 4-1 Win!
ST LOUIS- Goals by Kyle Turris in the 1st period & Evgeny Kuznetsov in the 2nd period had Blues in front 2-0 into period three! Carey Price, who stopped the Stars first 8 ratings, finally gets beat as J T Miller slips one by 11 minutes into period three! J T would then tie game with two minutes to go & send game to the Stars 12th Overtime-Shootout game of the season on Home Ice! In OT, Brent Burns, who had an OT Winner earlier in the season in Dallas, had a rebound chance that Reimer kicked away! The Stars, who had lost twice at home to the Blues this season, finally beat the top team in the League, as Brad Marchand delivers his 1st OT Winner!
VANCOUVER- The Hot Dog & Beer sales have broken a record this season at American Airlines Arena, as the Stars played their 13th home game of the year that went to Overtime & their 20th overall including the road! How we got there: Andrei Markov, who announced he’s going back to Russia (like Datsyuk did)at end of season(damn Russians)scored in the 1st period & the Canucks Roman Josi tied it in the 2nd! A 1-1 game into the 3rd when Dallas got their 1st PP chance of the game & the Stars 1st round pick(12th Overall)in 2016 Colton Parayko scored his 1st of the season for a 2-1 lead! Halfway thru period 3 & Boone Jenner cashed in a rebound as Vancouver tied the score! The game remained tied as the horn sounded & the fans went to get another Dog & Beer! In OT, Alex Galchenyuk took a tripping penalty right off the opening face-off & the Stars had two good chances(ratings) to score on the Power-Play but newly acquired Goalie Tukka Rask said No! To the 9th shootout of the season at home & the 2nd vs Vancouver who won an earlier shootout in Dallas, but this time the Stars Brad Marchand scored the only Goal in the Shootout, raising their home shootout record to 4-5 as they have won their last 3 shootouts on home ice!
CHICAGO- The Stars 4th line scored twice(Hoffman & Point) in a 3-1 Stars Win that gave Dallas a 2-2 split vs the Hawks at home on the season! Dallas dominated in this one, outshooting Chicago 51-15 & if it wasnt for Braden Holtby(11/13 gr’s), the game score could have been lopsided! Holtby held the visitors in game as Dallas took a 2-0 lead into the last period when Mark Giordano scored on a breakaway just 22 seconds in. But that was all the offense Chicago could muster as Ryan Kesler scored on a PP to produce Final Score!
LOS ANGELES- Stars end regular season with a 5 Goal 2nd period in a 6-1 Win over the Kings, sending Los Angeles to a 4th straight loss in Texas this season! Mark Letestu scored his 1st of the season as 6 different Stars lit the lamp! For Dallas, it was their 8th straight Win on Home Ice as they head to the Playoff’s!